The specialisation is carried out in close cooperation with trade and industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law. The Intellectual Property Law programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.
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Why IP Law?
As the protection of all types of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets) becomes more and more important, the need for experts with competence in both law and business is growing exponentially.
If you want an edge in the job market and you envision yourself as the intellectual property expert of tomorrow, this is the specialisation for you.
The studies offer an international environment of high academic standard, with a wide range of career opportunities. As the only Finnish university in the European Union Intellectual Property Office University Network, our major offers a unique opportunity to network with students from other elite European institutions, as well as supervisors from EUIPO, which administrates European trademarks and design registration.
IPR University Center
The programme is administered by the Department of Commercial Law and implemented in close cooperation with the IPR University Center, which is the leading academic intellectual property education and research centre in Finland.Future career opportunities
70 % of students at Hanken have a job before graduation. In 2014, a percentage as large as 98 % of the graduating class had a job 3 months after graduation.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GMAT score:
The GMAT is specifically designed for admission to business or management schools, and is meant to test how prepared you are for a business degree programme
We have a comprehensive scholarship system in place to support all fee paying students. Applying for a scholarship will not affect the application for studies in any way. The scholarships at Hanken are merit based.
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